Online Reputation Infographic You don't have to be running for president to care about your online reputation. Almost everything you do online is easy to track, especially when you're using social media sites. This infographic shows you how to manage your "e-reputation," perhaps saving you some embarrassment, or even your career. Gathered by digital marketing firm KBSD, it's a treasure trove of tips, techniques and information about what companies and individuals are looking for inside your personal profiles and social information, and what you can do to show off your best side to those who might want to find out unflattering things about you. It's not too late to protect yourself and polish up your online image. So now that you've grown up (you have grown up, haven't you?) Infographic courtesy KBSD, photo courtesy iStockphoto/Yuri Arcurs
UBC Digital Tattoo: If we looked you up online, what would we learn about you? 12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints 12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints contributed by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your ‘digital footprint,’ you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. The Definition Of A Digital Footprint Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online. Luckily for us all, most of the major sources of personal information can be tweaked so we share only certain things with the general public. For students having grown up in a social/digital environment, helping them see where and how they’re vulnerable may be the most critical step. But after a little Google searching and social media dots connecting, just seeing the breadth of info about us that exists online is enough to spur them to action. What To Tell Your Students About Monitoring Their Digital Footprints: 11 Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
THINK Poster Popplet Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects More and more, we're hearing the term "Digital Citizenship." I think we should simply call it "Citizenship." In our increasingly connected world, what it means to be a citizen is contextualized by more than just our countries and communities; we are global citizens. Part of being a citizen these days is manifested in what we do digitally, and because of that, I will adhere to the term "Digital Citizenship" -- for now. Target the NETS The ISTE Student NETS #5 is itself called Digital Citizenship. Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. a. Create an Authentic Purpose This is a key piece. Target Content Area Standards A Digital Citizenship PBL project is an excellent opportunity to partner with the teachers of other content areas to teach and assess multiple standards. A PBL project can be an intentional and meaningful place to engage students in understanding digital citizenship.
3 Step plan for a digital makeover Who controls your online identity? Google or you? If your answer is Google, it's time to take control with this three step plan. Step 1) Analyze your digital footprint. Know what the internet says about you. Think about what you like and what you'd like to change. Step 2) Determine a headline. i.e. Who do you want to be known as on the internet? Step 3) Update your digital image. Create your digital resume, profiles, images, and clean up anything you don't want out there using the sites below. Once you've updated your image, be patient.
THINK Poster The Nerdy Teacher Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.
What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. While I go into these Ps in detail in my book Reinventing Writing, here are the basics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Experiential Knowledge During the year, I touch on each of the points above with lessons and class discussions, but just talking is not enough. Truth or fiction: To protect us from disease, we are inoculated with dead viruses and germs. Turn students into teachers: You can have students create tutorials or presentations exposing common scams and how people can protect themselves. Collaborative learning communities: For the most powerful learning experiences, students should participate in collaborative learning (like the experiences shared in Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds). Digital Citizenship or Just Citizens?
Five-Minute Films "Digital citizenship" is an umbrella term that covers a whole host of important issues. Broadly, it's the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when one is using technology. But specifically, it can cover anything from "netiquette" to cyberbullying; technology access and the digital divide; online safety and privacy; copyright, plagiarism, and digital law, and more. In fact, some programs that teach digital citizenship have outlined no less than nine elements that intersect to inform a well-equipped digital citizen. But while there is much talk about the importance of teaching digital citizenship in this information society, not many are sure what that really looks like. Video Playlist: Teaching Digital Citizenship Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. What is Digital Citizenship? More Resources for Learning About Digital Citizenship
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